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Somber Mood As Slain Ivy Wangechi’s Body Is Moved From Eldoret

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Ivy Wangechi's body moved from Eldoret. [Courtesy]

Somber mood engulfed Eldoret town on Thursday afternoon as the body of slain sixth-year medical student Ivy Wangechi was moved from Eldoret to Nairobi.

Fellow Moi University Students and locals gathered at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital to bid farewell to a team from Thika that came to pick Ms Wangechi’s body.

Many couldn’t hold back their tears as the hearse carrying the remains of Ms Wangechi made its way out of the hospital, where the deceased was taking her final practicals.

Earlier, the students, MTRH staff and Moi University fraternity held a prayer session at MTRH grounds.

The body of Ms Wangechi is set to be preserved at Kenyatta University Referral Hospital mortuary as funeral arrangements go on.

She will be buried at her parent’s home in Thika.

Ms Wangechi’s life was cut short by a man identified as Naftali Njahi Kinuthia.

Kinuthia, an employee of betting firm SportPesa, hacked Ms Wangechi to death in broad daylight at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) where she was taking her practicals.

On Wednesday, Kinuthia revealed to the authorities that frequent heartbreaks by the woman he loved led him to commit the crime.

Kinuthia, disclosed to Eldoret East DCI boss, Ali Kingi, that he had invested his money, time and feelings in the woman, who didn’t reciprocate the love.

In the recent incident, Kinuthia claimed he sent Ms wangeci some money (Sh14,000) – to organize for a birthday party – but the lass went mum, prompting him to travel from Thika town to Eldoret to seek answers.

“The accused said he used to send the woman some money. The girl, according to the suspect, had told him that she was organising her birthday party, which would happen soon. He said he sent her some money to arrange the event. Since then, the woman refused to pick his calls, said the suspect. That is what prompted him to travel [from Thika] to Eldoret. He said he wanted to know why she was ignoring him,” Eldoret East DCI boss Mr Kingi told a local media outlet.

He claimed constant rejection by the woman, angered him, leading to the Tuesday killing, when he hacked her to death with an axe before slithering her throat.

He’s still nursing injuries at MTRH, after boda boda riders attempted to lynch him following the killing.

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Both Wangechi and Kinuthia’s families have acknowledged that the two were childhood friends, however, what pushed Kinuthia to commit the heinous act remains a mystery to them.

He claimed constant rejection by the woman, angered him, leading to the Tuesday killing, when he hacked her to death with an axe before slithering her throat.

He’s still nursing injuries at MTRH, after boda boda riders attempted to lynch him following the killing.

Both Wangechi and Kinuthia’s families have acknowledged that the two were childhood friends, however, what pushed Kinuthia to commit the heinous act remains a mystery to them.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege

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